photo courtesy of Bill Reckert

Marshall Artz

Dynamic Acoustic Americana

Marshall Artz is a guitar duo performing a distinctive original blend of Americana, Indie Folk and Blues forged together with in a powerful acoustic style. Their performances blend two guitars into a rhythmic and melodic mix that suggests a full band rather than just two guitars.

It is clear to see and hear why this dynamic duo is a driving force in the modern world of acoustic music.” - Len Jaffe

— Martin Guitar Sounding Board Magazine

Latest News

Pandemic Pandemonium Protection  

Sunday July, 19th, The Harris Pavilion Virtual Sunday Concert Series of Manassas, Virginia is presenting a performance by Kevin Artz of the duo Marshall Artz. The show will be available on You Tube and can be accessed through the link on The Harris Pavilion Facebook page or web site. 

Brad and Kevin want to give a shout out to everyone who came to hear us on July 10th at Chiles Peach Orchard in Crozet, Virginia and at the Barrel Barn stage at Bold Rock on July 11th in Nellysford, Virginia.  Live shows are few and far between these days and we were so glad to see everyone!  Be well and be on the lookout for new music from Marshall Artz.  Peace.  

Go Fourth  

Happy July 4th to everyone! Some Summer independence is happening around us.  Marshall Artz is playing a live show on Friday July 10th at Chiles Peach Orchard!  Bold Rock's Orchard Jams is a free weekly live music series at Chiles Peach Orchard located at 1351 Greenwood Road in Crozet, Virginia.  Cold bevs and good food available with music from 5:30 to 8:30p.m. at the outdoor stage. Check out the Shows tab for directions to the venue.

Then on Saturday July 11th come to hear Marshall Artz at Bold Rock in Nellysford for more live music.  Bold Rock is located at 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway.  We begin at the Barrel Barn at 1:00 and are looking forward to seeing you there again.

We are very happy to be returning to Northern Virginia on July 19th in Manassas for the Harris Pavilion. We will be performing from 3:00 to 4:30 for a grand afternoon show. This may be a virtual concert broadcast.  We'll fill you in on the details as we get closer to the event.

July also finds us back at CUE Studios in Falls Church, Virginia in a recording session for our forthcoming album.

Looking forward to seeing you out and about this month! Peace to all.  Stay well until we meet again.

Hold On  

Here, in the middle of June, we hope everyone is hanging in there on this strange pandemic ride.  There is still a hold on our live shows.  That means we will not be playing at Brent Manor VIneyards on June 20th.  Don't let that keep you from going there and tasting their excellent wine selection.  You will be happy you did.  Marshall Artz will be there in spirit.  Just glance at the stage and imagine us there with you.  We are looking forward to a return performance in 2021!  We are hoping to see you in July.  Fingers crossed - knock on wood...  In the meantime be sure to make music your primary mental health maintenance program.  

June Tunes 

The month of June is the month that Summer officially arrives and Mother Nature starts turning up the heat.  The best way to chill is keeping the June tunes playing. Wherever you are keeping yourself happy and healthy make sure to keep the music turned on and turned up.  We are looking forward to posting some new songs from our upcoming album.  Keep your eyes and ears open for what's coming soon.  Be well  until we meet again.  

May not Perform in May  

Our month of May shows have been cancelled by the Governor of Virginia for good cause.  We miss you.  Seeing you further on down the road and healthy is worth the wait.  But don't wait to hear Marshall Artz because you can find our music on your favorite streaming and download platforms or here at our web site.  If you are stuck at home you should spend your time in good company.  Listening to good music makes you feel good!  Peace to everyone until we meet again.

April Attitude 

Spring is here showing off long slumbering colors, growing with every rain shower and sun shower.  This April is unlike any in recent memory.  Music has moved from bringing people together in local venues to bringing the artist's music room into your home venue via the internet.  Music always brings people together and is the best vehicle for building hope and inspiration in hard times.  Turn on your favorite music source and tap into the energy that flows from soul to soul one song into the next.  Be aware, take care and look forward to when we all meet again at the gig down the street.     

March to the Music  

March is getting brighter with Eastern Standard Time turning to Daylight Savings Time.  Brad and Kevin are taking advantage of this and spending some time on the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean shores.  There is inspiration calling to us out there.  Take us with you wherever your travels take you this month.  Even if it is getting to work and home again.  Keep your stress level low by streaming or downloading Marshall Artz.  New music is brewing in the recording studio so keep and ear open for some  previews of coming attractions. 

Marshall Artz Keepin' On 

Marshall Artz is back on the Brew Trail 151 on January 31st performing from 6-9 at Bold Rock Cidery.  Bold Rock is offering craft draught beer along with their excellent draught hard apple cider selection.  Brad and Kevin are energized and ready to put a smile on your face and get your toes tapping.  Mid-month February we are back in Cue Studios to continue our recording adventure.  Then on Saturday, February 22nd we will be at The Edge at Wintergreen Resort from 8:30 to 11:30.  We can't wait to see you out and about again, up close and personal!

Movin' On 

Thanks to everyone who came to Bold Rock on January 3rd and kicked off the New Year with us.   Being the last band of 2019  and the first band of 2020 to play there was a privilege and a hoot!  You came, joined in the fun, sang and injected positive energy into the show.  Nothing is better than seeing your smiling faces up close when we walk into the audience while we're playing!  

The year 2020 will be full of opportunity to see and hear us play.  On January 12th Kevin is playing solo in a showcase for The World Folk Music Association in Bethesda, Maryland.  Check out their website at www.wfma.net for details and ticket information.  This is an intimate showcase featuring the best music in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC area.  Kevin will be featuring instrumentals from his two solo CD releases,"One" and "Love is a Verb" as well as songs from the Marshall Artz catalog. 

On January 17th Marshall Artz is reunited for a performance at Wintergreen Resort outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.  This is a peak experience at The Edge with high energy and you joining us for a memorable evening at the top of the mountain.   We always enjoy seeing you there!  Make plans for a weekend in the mountains and you can enjoy seeing us there too.

January 23rd will find us in Cue Recording Studios in Falls Church, VA for a recording session towards our forthcoming release.  We call it an album or CD but it will be available in all digital formats for the enjoyment of one and all. We are journeying together "Every Step of the Way" on this musical adventure. Thank-you for accompanying us on our way!



Years of Music with Marshall Artz 

Here we are heading into the second decade of the 21st Century together.  Thanks for coming every step of the way with us on our musical journey.  The journey is to be continued in 2020 with a new CD release from Marshall Artz and plenty of opportunity to join us for live performances.  Stay in tune with us at our web site and on Facebook for upcoming events and posts,  Wishing you all peace and prosperity throughout the New Year.